Omar Sharriff

9:44am

Wed January 23, 2013
Arts

Marshall to celebrate its music scene in video

The screening of a video Jan. 23 in Marshall, Texas, will explore its music scene past and present and how the city staked the claim of being the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie. The 54-minute video, “A Town Full of Music,” was produced by the Boogie Woogie Birthplace project directors, Jack and Nancy Canson. Jack Canson said it includes concert excerpts and interviews about the prominent musicians who came out of Northeast Texas, namely the late Boogie Woogie icon Omar Sharriff.

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8:33am

Tue January 10, 2012
Arts

Marshall mourns late blues icon Omar Sharriff

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Boogie-woogie master pianist  Omar Sharriff was the last known link to this style of blues music. He was 73.